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Michael Goldberg, 'Cool Runnings' Screenwriter, Dies At 55

4 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Michael Goldberg, who co-wrote 1993 hit Cool Runnings, died in California on Thursday, Oct. 2. He was 55.

Michael Goldberg Dies

Goldberg had been battling brain and sinus cancer for 14 years. He passed away in Studio City, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to Cool Runnings, Goldberg penned screenplays for children’s football flick Little Giants, Cuba Gooding Jr. vehicle Snow Dogs, Bushwacked, Should’ve Been Romeo and The Lovemaster, which he also directed. He also had writing credits for TV series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg took his acting and directing talents to a number of off-Broadway productions and regional plays.

The Hollywood veteran had received an Mfa from the University of Michigan and went on to receive a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

Goldberg is survived by his daughter, Kayla; parents Dorothy and George Lean; and siblings Mark, Randi, Francine, Jodi, and Gary. »

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Michael Goldberg, Who Scripted Jamaican Bobsled Film ‘Cool Runnings,’ Dies at 55

3 October 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Goldberg, writer, director and producer best known for his screenplay for “Cool Runnings,” the comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, died in Studio City, Calif., on October 2, following a battle with brain and sinus cancer that lasted more than a decade. He was 55.

Goldberg’s writing credits include “Should’ve Been Romeo,” with Paul Ben-Victor; “Little Giants,” which starred Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill; “Bushwhacked, with Daniel Stern; “Snow Dogs,” with Cuba Gooding Jr.; “The Lovemaster,” with comedian Craig Shoemaker, which he also directed; and the television series “Brutally Normal.”

Goldberg also acted in and directed numerous Off Broadway plays and regional productions.

He received an Mfa from the University of Michigan and then a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

Goldberg is survived by mother Dorothy Lean, father George, daughter Kayla, brother Mark and sister Randi, as well as former wife Karen Ray, and siblings Francine Lean, »

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